Hackers stole personal data of some American Airlines employees and customers.
The hackers gained access to the email systems of American Airlines customers and employees through phishing.
At the moment there is no indication that the hackers misused any personal information.
Dallas. American Airlines says hackers have stolen the personal data of some of its employees and customers after hacking into their e-mails. American Airlines said on Tuesday that there is currently no indication that the hackers may have misused the personal information of its employees or customers. The airline said it was aware of the hackers’ activities in July.
The airline declined to say how many people’s personal information was stolen. American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said American Airlines is aware of incidents of theft of personal information of its employees and customers. Some hacked the e-mails of employees and customers to steal their personal information. He said that more security measures would be taken to prevent such incidents in future.
American Airlines says hackers may have stolen data about customers’ names, driver’s license and passport numbers, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and medical information. According to a report, hackers gained access to the email systems of American Airlines customers and employees through phishing. While the company started informing the affected customers about it last week.
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American Airlines says it has re-secured the hacked email accounts and hired a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate the matter. American Airlines said it was taking more technical measures to prevent similar incidents. The company also offered two years of identity theft protection coverage to customers affected by hackers or vandalism.
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First Published: 21 September 2022, 08:05 IST